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Review: 2013 Toyota Cruiser Prado 4.0 V6

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The Toyota Land Cruiser, the Land Cruiser Prado has a place in my heart. There’s about its rugged styling with its first-class interior and its nameplate. Without batting an it’s always my first to spend my lotto winnings on.

The P price tag is certainly a big splurge by book, but given how much of metal you’re getting for the it’s reasonably priced; it’s backed up by Toyota’s levels of reliability and durability. given the chance to live a Land Cruiser Prado in the for a week, will its luxurious hold or will this be the case where imagination up better than reality?

As the Cruiser Prado approached our it’s immediately noticeable a kilometer away. Though has taken the liberty to sprinkle its SUVs with the same cues found on the Prado of this is clearly the originator. strong and masculine from about any angle. It wears its styling on its shoulders with the lines and squared-off details.

With the exception of the tires, actually be hard pressed to anything curving on the Prado. The projector-type headlamps, two-tone lamps, and even the fender are all seemingly designed with a ruler as opposed to a protractor. In day and age of sleek, rakish SUVs, the Prado is a breath of fresh even if it’s actually around for a while.

In fact, if strict about it, the only betraying the Prado’s age is the side-swinging door. Though thankfully, has provided for a separate glass

As it got nearer, another thing on me: the girth. Although the length too much of a problem, measuring in at mm (the Ford Explorer, for measures in at 5,002 mm), the overall width at 1,885 mm may be a fit for some garages (including Still, all that sheet does translate to a generously cabin with spacious on all rows except the third.

Getting into the Prado a huge step up, requiring the use of the side step board and bar (it’s much more for those entering and exiting the row), but once inside, the is top notch. The seats are supportive and for long drives. The third row aren’t kingly, except for but folding them down do wonders for the Prado’s carrying

Since the Prado accommodates its tire underneath (as opposed to a set-up), the loading bay isn’t but it’s big enough for almost from an airport run or a round of for five.

There may be a large ‘T’ on the wheel, but the Prado is dressed to levels almost befitting a (the Prado does the basis for the GX after all). having soft-touch plastics and beige leather, the Prado is to the roof with power seats for both the driver steering wheel adjustment and support) and front passenger, folding third-row, tri-zone climate control, USB and iPod with Bluetooth hands-free, and rear proximity sensors a back-up camera, and even a roof. In fact, you’ll be to find anything missing in the except perhaps for better acceleration.

Don’t get me wrong: with a V6 under the hood, the Prado a punch at 275 horsepower and 385 Nm of torque. In in most day-to-day driving the Prado does feel powered with good pull and good gearing its five-speed automatic. However, sudden overtaking maneuvers or as the build up, the engine reveals its refined side with a note above 4,000

In addition, it just feels pulling the 2,370-kilogram body. it must be said that the heavy-duty ladder-on-frame construction doesn’t do Mother Earth any emptying its 87-liter fuel to the tune of 5.7 km/L.

Employing an independent Double and 4-Link coil spring at the back, the Prado is no sports In fact, it doesn’t even handle anywhere near the spectrum within the SUV segment even its 265/60R18 tires and all-wheel drive. Instead, it to pardon the pun, cruise road debris or imperfections. It wallows, and floats through any of pothole without jarring the or its occupants.

In terms of NVH isolation, world apart from any SUV in its price range and can even those ultra-luxurious European a good run for their money. the floaty ride, it’s for everyone on board and the driver love the Prado’s planted and steering wheel. Overall is good even the Prado’s size but the high seating coupled with the long does obscure some visibility.

Nonetheless, thanks to proximity sensors and even a wheel angle indicator on the panel, the Prado is largely through traffic. Plus, it planted and secure. Perhaps the issue is with the brakes could use better bite.

The Land Cruiser Prado comes standard with Kinetic Dynamic Suspension or KDSS. Though at first it like some sort of suspension system, KDSS optimizes the front and rear (disengaging the stabilizer bars necessary) based on a series of hydraulic cylinders. This set-up is simpler and less than other systems, but no action from the driver.

99 of the time, KDSS remains and only activates when it that a wheel has dropped as those during heavy activity. Though I didn’t get the to try the KDSS (the Prado was purely in the city), I’m pretty this SUV can tackle any sort of thrown at it.

After a week the wheel of the Toyota Land Prado, all I can say is that it manages to up to all the hype. By all means, the Land Prado isn’t the perfect betrayed by being a veteran in the Nonetheless, it remains timeless it counts: its design and execution. It an unbeatable choice, especially for wanting a much more take on the luxury SUV.

It must be said that the chance to drive the Toyota Cruiser Prado already me feel like a winner.

Honda DN-01 Automatic Sports Cruiser Concept
Honda DN-01 Automatic Sports Cruiser Concept
Honda DN-01 Automatic Sports Cruiser Concept


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